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Degree : Master of Arts

Major : Art History

Program Description

Art history investigates the intellectual and cultural products of human activity by focusing on artifacts, artworks, and monuments from around the globe. The Master of Arts in Art History prepares students for doctoral studies in art history and related fields. Those who earn the M.A. will be prepared for a variety of positions in museums and cultural organizations and for teaching in institutions that do not require the terminal degree. The M.A. in Art History requires a minimum of 30 hours of post-baccalaureate study, including two required art historical theory and methodology courses (ARTH 5308 and 5309), 12 hours of graduate art history topics, 6 hours of an extra-departmental minor, and 6 hours of thesis. Additionally, the degree requires reading knowledge of at least one foreign language. Students, in consultation with a faculty advisor, will craft a broad curriculum from the following areas: contemporary art and critical theory European art from ancient and medieval through modern with emphases on the Mediterranean, Italy, France, and northern Europe colonial and modern Latin American, Chicano/a art, Pre-Columbian Mesoamerican and Native American. The program also offers two trans-geographic areas of concentration: art of borderlands and contact zones and history of the book as art.

Program Additional Details

Hours Required for Thesis: 30
Hours Required for Non-Thesis: 30
Mode-On Campus(Face-to-Face): Yes
Mode-Off Campus(Online): No
Mode-Hybrid: No

Additional Links

Master of Arts in Art History page : http://www.art.ttu.edu/MA

Program Contact Information

Graduate Coordinator: Carolyn Tate
E-mail: carolyn.tate@ttu.edu
Phone: 806-742-3826

Department Contact Information

Department AddressSchool of Art
Texas Tech University
TX 79409-2081
Phone Number 806-834-7402
Fax Number 806-742-1971
Department Website http://www.art.ttu.edu

Graduate Catalog http://www.depts.ttu.edu/officialpublications/catalog/VPA_ART.php#MAHistory

Admission Requirements Admission Deadlines How To Apply Test Score Requirements Additional Requirements for International Students

Admission Requirements

Graduate School Requirements

Program Requirements

Letters of Recommendation required: 3

Recommendation Letter Instructions: Department requires 3 letters of recommendation from students. Recommendation letters should be from outside TTU.

Resume Required: Yes

Writing Samples Required: Yes

Writing Sample Instructions: Department evaluates writing samples submitted by students.

Departmental Application Required: Yes

Departmental Application Instructions: Applications should be submitted to Apply Texas at the link below under the Apply Now section.

Prior Degree Required: Yes

Similar Undergraduate Major Required: Yes

Previous Work Sample Required: Yes

Previous Work Instructions: Admissions decisions are based on a holistic consideration of the student application, including transcripts, GRE scores, writing sample, letter of intent, and letters of recommendation.

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Admission Deadlines

Graduate School Deadlines

Domestic deadlines

For domestic applicants, there is no specific Graduate Admissions deadline, although we encourage domestic applicants to apply at least three (3) months in advance of the semester to which they want to apply.

International Deadlines

For international applicants, we have the following priority deadlines:

International Fall Deadlines International Spring Deadlines International Sum I Deadlines International Sum II Deadlines
January 15June 15January 15January 15

International applications and materials may be submitted after the deadline, but this may significantly delay the processing and evaluation of your application.

Departmental Deadlines

Domestic deadlines

US Fall Deadlines US Spring Deadlines US Sum I Deadlines US Sum II Deadlines
September 10January 20June 2July 23

International Deadlines

International Fall Deadlines International Spring Deadlines International Sum I Deadlines International Sum II Deadlines
February 20July 25February 20February 15

***Note :

The department application deadlines may be different from the Graduate School application deadlines. You must apply by the earliest deadline listed to guarantee that your application will be processed for the semester you are applying for.

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How To Apply

1) Apply to Graduate School : Fill out the online application at Apply Texas.

2) Pay your application fee: $60 initial application fee, $50 for each subsequent application (including changes of entry date, add/change program, or readmission). Application fees may be paid via ApplyTexas at the time of application submission or by credit card on our website.

3) Contact the Graduate Program Coordinator in your prospective department. Many departments have separate application requirements and deadlines, and the Graduate Program Coordinator will be able to assist you in your application process.

4) Send application requirements, from all of the colleges and universities that you have attended to Texas Tech University Graduate School.

Postal Mailing Address
Texas Tech University
Office of Graduate and International Admissions
Box 41030
Lubbock, TX 79409-1030
Physical Mailing Address (Express Mail)
Texas Tech University
Office of Graduate and International Admissions
Boston Ave. at Akron Ave.
Administration 328
Lubbock, TX 79409-1030

Contact Information for Graduate School

If you have any questions about your application, call (806) 742-2781 or email: graduate.admissions@ttu.edu.
To check your application status, please check Raiderlink.

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Test Score Requirements

If both GRE and GMAT are listed as required, either are acceptable.

Yes Not Required

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Additional Requirements for International Students

These are the minimal English language proficiency scores. For a list of English proficiency exempt countries, please visit: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/gradschool/admissions/international/exempt-countries.php.


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